Carolyna Marks was invited in 1989 by the Center for Creative Initiative and the Vocational Schools in Moscow to go as their guest for a year to work with
Soviet youth to build a Peace Wall. In the course of the year, a Peace Wall Core of ten translators - four adults and six teenagers - and Carolyna worked with 7,000 children, ages ten to eighteen. This is where
the Peace Empowerment Process was first conceived.
The Moscow Peace Wall was completed in November 1990, less than a year after the Berlin Wall fell, and is prominently located on the Arbat, a 12th century mall near
the Kremlin. It is over a city block long and eight feet in height.